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Horses at Falmer

I took a slightly different route out today and spent some time on the other side of the A27 in what is now North Falmer (the village is split in two by the A27). This is a view across the South Downs National Park, which – thanks to a government u-turn tonight under pressure from Labour – will now be protected from fracking.

fields

Falmer fields, part of the South Downs National Park

There are usually some horses around, and today was no exception.

Horses

horse

Nicely wrapped up against the chill.

The closing shot today is included for its curiosity. I swear these doves think they’re ducks.

Collared doves

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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Water Rat plus some time on the farm

The rats are becoming ever more elusive as the water level rises, but they are nothing if not adaptable and I spotted this one today perched on a thick branch overhanging the water. I had to struggle to gain a clear line of sight to it through all the overhanging branches. These are the best I could do.

Rat

Rat

This final shot of the rat gives a better idea of its location. Its taken directly into the sun bouncing of the water’s surface.

rat

Those were this morning. Later in the day I went out to the fields where the sheep were forming an orderly queue as the farmer arrived with their feed.

Sheep

Over head a small flock of fieldfares gave warning of cold weather to come.

Fieldfares

Fieldfare

A pony snuggled down in the weak sunshine…

pony

And somewhere in this photo there’s a fox. Can you find it. I didn’t see it until I was processing the pictures. The animals at the top of the photos are horses… that’s the only clue.

horses and fox

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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